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rain

rain

 
pronunciation:
reIn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: drops of water that form in the clouds and fall from the sky to the earth.
We had a lot of rain this spring.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: rained, raining, rains
definition: to come down as water from the clouds.
It's raining, so bring your umbrella.
similar words:
pour, sprinkle
derivation: rainless (adj.)
Homophone Note
The words rain, reign, and rein sound alike but have different meanings. To find out why a wild horse prefers rain to reins, look up rein.
Word Builder: rain +
  • raincoat:
    a coat you wear when it rains to protect you from water.
  • rainfall:
    the amount of rain that falls.
  • rainy:
    having a lot of rain.
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